The song of the day for Monday, June 29, 2020, is “It’s Like Reaching For The Moon.”
About This Song
“It’s Like Reaching For The Moon” was written by Al Sherman, Al Lewis, and Gerald Marquesee in 1936. It was first recorded by Billie Holiday with Teddy Wilson and His Orchestra in 1936 and was a hit for her. The song has also been recorded by Carmen McRae, Ella Fitzgerald, and Barbara Carroll.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “It’s Like Reaching For The Moon” in 1989 for his album Astoria: Portrait of the Artist, released in 1990. Jorge Calandrelli did the arrangement.
“It’s Like Reaching For The Moon,” as well as Astoria: Portrait of the Artist, is available from Apple Music.